In Another Life
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu
In another life, I’d be…
A marine biologist.
A wildlife activist.
A trail guide.
What would you be?
About Amanda Makepeace
Amanda Makepeace is an award winning illustrator inspired by nature, mythology, magical beings, and distant worlds. She is the co-founder of the Bird Whisperer Project, a monthly art challenge focused on spreading the the love of birds and art making for everyone. Her art has appeared in ENnie award-winning games and on the covers popular independant novels and anthologies. Her latest project is the cover art for the Long List Anthology Volume 4, a book featuring Hugo nominated stories. Amanda is a regular at Fantasy and SciFi conventions in the southeast, and an award winner at JordanCon, DragonCon, ChattaCon, and LibertyCon.
As a child, I loved writing, but I wanted to be an illustrator, drawing was my passion.
So, an artist.
I’m all about the arts!
Being an artist was always a given when I was a child. I didn’t approach it like a career/business till much later. I think my earliest aspiration might have been Show Jumping. I grew up riding horses and participating in small shows through our stables. Horses were a large part of my life back then. 🙂
I’d like to be a professional organizer. I really like helping people clear out their houses, it’s weird. 🙂
That is different! But there is something soothing about organizing and cataloging. I took a zooarchaeology course during my undergraduate degree where we essentially cataloged a dig site from Charleston, SC. I could see myself doing something like that every day. 🙂